Bloodworth house being torn down

Bloodworth house being torn down

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Candice

United States

#1 Feb 20, 2009
I heard that there were plans on tearing down the Bloodworth House on Cynthia St and making the property into a neighborhood park within the next year. Is that true? I sure hope so because I think that side of town needs a new park!
Umm Sure

United States

#2 Feb 20, 2009
Oh Yea, that makes perfect sense! Tear down the century-old multi-million dollar original family home owned by a local wealthy socialite in order to make room for a neighborhood park that would be a convenient marketing area for the drugs being pushed by the local hoodlums!

If you seriously believe that even makes the slightest bit of sense, you my friend are an IDIOT!

“Bringer of Light”

Since: Feb 08

Near Detroit, MI

#3 Feb 21, 2009
That thing is multi-million dollar?
Umm Sure

United States

#4 Feb 21, 2009
Yes it is! It took several years for the restoration. Designers and engineers were brought in from all over the world. Linda Bloodworth spared no expense in restoring and rebuilding that home.

There was easily several million dollars sunk into that home. I doubt it would ever sell for that much on the open market, but just it's history and the ownership of it does add to the market value.

Since: Jan 09

Faridabad, India

#5 Feb 21, 2009
Umm Sure wrote: "Oh Yea, that makes perfect sense! Tear down the century-old multi-million dollar original family home owned by a local wealthy socialite in order to make room for a neighborhood park that would be a convenient marketing area for the drugs being pushed by the local hoodlums!

If you seriously believe that even makes the slightest bit of sense, you my friend are an IDIOT!"

Perhaps not an idiot. Making sense and the majority of political decisions do not go hand in hand.
just me

Eminence, MO

#6 Feb 21, 2009
If that is the case. I truly think that would be by far one of the worst decisions made for this town to date.

Since: May 08

Poplar Bluff

#7 Feb 21, 2009
just me wrote:
If that is the case. I truly think that would be by far one of the worst decisions made for this town to date.
I agree. I think its a neat thing to have here in the community.

Since: Feb 09

Poplar Bluff, MO

#8 Feb 21, 2009
I thought it was built to be a shelter for abused women and children? Was it ever used for that or anything else for that matter?
Terrance

Poplar Bluff, MO

#9 Feb 21, 2009
If you cant tell thats a mutli milion dollar home, you have no sense of what housing costs. Like a previous poster noted it would not bring that in this market, or in that area of town, but its still worth that money, it is a super nice house.
just me

Eminence, MO

#10 Feb 21, 2009
berlins wrote:
I thought it was built to be a shelter for abused women and children? Was it ever used for that or anything else for that matter?
I'm not sure, I had not heard anything about ever using it as a shelter. I know that it is the Bloodworth family home. It has also been used for the claudia foundation. And, it is also sometimes used for wedding photography.
Country Gentleman

AOL

#11 Feb 21, 2009
just me wrote:
If that is the case. I truly think that would be by far one of the worst decisions made for this town to date.
Worse things have happened. Look what happened to the Mansion Mall house. THAT was a mansion, and made the Bloodworth house look tiny and rustic in comparison.
Mad

Chagrin Falls, OH

#12 Jun 4, 2009
I wish they would have left the Mansion alone. It was a sad day when they tore it down.
renaissance

Carrollton, TX

#13 Jun 4, 2009
Its not really a multi-million dollar value, even though she spent that much to restore it, its in an inferior neighborhood which automatically brings the value down. But it is sad that something historical is being torn down.
Randy D

Fort Wayne, IN

#14 Jun 4, 2009
Mad wrote:
I wish they would have left the Mansion alone. It was a sad day when they tore it down.
I remember when the "Mansion Mall" shopping center was there and the Mansion was a restaurant.
Randy D

Fort Wayne, IN

#15 Jun 4, 2009
The house that Designing Women built.

http://www.kfvs.com/Global/story.asp...

This story is on KFVS web site dated yesterday. It featured that mansion with no mention of tearing it down.

“Mrs. Linda”

Since: Apr 09

Poplar Bluff

#16 Jun 4, 2009
renaissance wrote:
Its not really a multi-million dollar value, even though she spent that much to restore it, its in an inferior neighborhood which automatically brings the value down. But it is sad that something historical is being torn down.
I agree. That place is beautiful. I also agree that it will be just another place to sell drugs. It's a shame.
Sweetness

Buncombe, IL

#17 Jun 4, 2009
I read the article on www.kfvs.com as well and there was NO mention of tearing it down. Apparently, quite the opposite. They were actually talking it up, and quite proud of it. They probably won't be tearing it down anytime soon.
Randy D

Fort Wayne, IN

#18 Jun 4, 2009
Here is a picture of the Mansion in Little Rock that was on the show Designing Women. It's called The Villa Marre.

http://www.topix.com/album/detail/poplar-bluf...
Grain of Salt

United States

#19 Jun 4, 2009
Temecula wrote:
That thing is multi-million dollar?
They have tours for the public,and once you've been inside,you'll understand.It looks like someplace the Queen of England would have tea and crumpets. It has a kitchen to die for-a real Aga stove like they have on the Food Network.Those bad boys cost around $5000 alone. I attended a wedding there-it is spectacular place for photos.
Not only do Linda and Harry stay there when in town (why you can't go upstairs we were told),Claudia Foundation is there,and it can be rented out for weddings,parties.These rentals help pay for the enormous upkeep and scholarships they sponsor.
The Christmas tour is always awesome. I know there are a pack of jealous haters in PB,but if they had really made money like Linda did,would they have built something so amazing to help young people and disadvantaged women returning to school? They aren't the only rich people I know,blah blah blah,but it really is awesome to think it's here in Poplar Bluff!
pbluffguy

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Jun 4, 2009
The Mansion mall mansion wasnt as nice on the inside as the Bloodworth home...

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